History

The Labyrinth of Solitude

And the Other Mexico ; Return to the Labyrinth of Solitude ; Mexico and the United States ; The Philanthropic Ogre

Author: Octavio Paz

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 9780802150424

Category: History

Page: 398

View: 4831

Examines Mexican character and culture, pre-Columbian societies, and relations between Mexico and the United States
Literary Criticism

Uncivil Wars

Elena Garro, Octavio Paz, and the Battle for Cultural Memory

Author: Sandra Messinger Cypess

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292737777

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 247

View: 622

The first English-language book to place the works of Elena Garro (1916–1998) and Octavio Paz (1914–1998) in dialogue with each other, Uncivil Wars evokes the lives of two celebrated literary figures who wrote about many of the same experiences and contributed to the formation of Mexican national identity but were judged quite differently, primarily because of gender. While Paz’s privileged, prize-winning legacy has endured worldwide, Garro’s literary gifts garnered no international prizes and received less attention in Latin American literary circles. Restoring a dual perspective on these two dynamic writers and their world, Uncivil Wars chronicles a collective memory of wars that shaped Mexico, and in turn shaped Garro and Paz, from the Conquest period to the Mexican Revolution; the Spanish Civil War, which the couple witnessed while traveling abroad; and the student massacre at Tlatelolco Plaza in 1968, which brought about social and political changes and further tensions in the battle of the sexes. The cultural contexts of machismo and ethnicity provide an equally rich ground for Sandra Cypess’s exploration of the tandem between the writers’ personal lives and their literary production. Uncivil Wars illuminates the complexities of Mexican society as seen through a tense marriage of two talented, often oppositional writers. The result is an alternative interpretation of the myths and realities that have shaped Mexican identity, and its literary soul, well into the twenty-first century.
History

The Cambridge History of Latin America

Author: Leslie Bethell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521495943

Category: History

Page: 645

View: 2671

This volume discusses trends in twentieth-century Latin American literature, philosophy, art, music, and popular culture.
Indians of Central America

The Labyrinth of Solitude and Other Writings

Author: Octavio Paz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780802150424

Category: Indians of Central America

Page: 398

View: 5585

The prominent Mexican author addresses many issues relevant to modern Mexico, including the nature of political power in post-conquest Mexico, the relation of Native Americans to Europeans, and the ubiquity of official corruption.
Literary Criticism

Reading [email protected] Like a Queer

The De-Mastery of Desire

Author: Sandra K. Soto

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292777884

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 183

View: 3976

A race-based oppositional paradigm has informed Chicano studies since its emergence. In this work, Sandra K. Soto replaces that paradigm with a less didactic, more flexible framework geared for a queer analysis of the discursive relationship between racialization and sexuality. Through rereadings of a diverse range of widely discussed writers—from Américo Paredes to Cherríe Moraga—Soto demonstrates that representations of racialization actually depend on the sexual and that a racialized sexuality is a heretofore unrecognized organizing principle of [email protected] literature, even in the most unlikely texts. Soto gives us a broader and deeper engagement with [email protected] representations of racialization, desire, and both inter- and intracultural social relations. While several scholars have begun to take sexuality seriously by invoking the rich terrain of contemporary Chicana feminist literature for its portrayal of culturally specific and historically laden gender and sexual frameworks, as well as for its imaginative transgressions against them, this is the first study to theorize racialized sexuality as pervasive to and enabling of the canon of [email protected] literature. Exemplifying the broad usefulness of queer theory by extending its critical tools and anti-heteronormative insights to racialization, Soto stages a crucial intervention amid a certain loss of optimism that circulates both as a fear that queer theory was a fad whose time has passed, and that queer theory is incapable of offering an incisive, politically grounded analysis in and of the current historical moment.
Erotik - Philosophie

Die doppelte Flamme

Liebe und Erotik

Author: Octavio Paz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518222003

Category: Erotik - Philosophie

Page: 260

View: 8488

Political Science

Alle Menschen sind gleich - erfolgreiche nicht

Die verblüffenden kulturellen Ursachen von Erfolg

Author: Amy Chua,Jed Rubenfeld

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593501171

Category: Political Science

Page: 318

View: 2980

Warum sind Einwanderer aus China und dem Iran Gewinnertypen und die aus anderen Nationen oft nicht? »Tigermutter« Amy Chua und ihr Mann Jed Rubenfeld haben eine überraschende Antwort. Erfolg hat, wer drei Dinge mit auf den Weg bekommt: das Gefühl kollektiver Überlegenheit, gepaart mit einer tiefen Unsicherheit gegenüber der neuen Gesellschaft und nicht zuletzt einer guten Portion Selbstdisziplin. Das Gute: Das Erfolgsprinzip ist kulturell geprägt, aber dennoch übertragbar und kann uns auch hierzulande eine Lehre sein. Vorausgesetzt, wir haben den nötigen Biss!
Literary Criticism

Goethe, Chaos, and complexity

Author: Herbert Rowland

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042015661

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 201

View: 399

The present volume is the first to address the interrelationship between Goethe's scientific thought and work, his ideas on art and literary oeuvre, and chaos and complexity theories. The eleven studies assembled in it treat one or more elements or aspects of this interrelationship, ranging from basic concepts all the way to a model of an aesthetic-scientific methodology. In the process, the authors scrutinize chaos and complexity both as motif and motor of literary texts and nature within various contexts of past and present. The volume should be of interest to literary scholars, scientists, and philosophers of science, indeed, to all those who are interested in the continuities between the humanities and sciences, culture and nature.

Nackte Erscheinung

das Werk von Marcel Duchamp

Author: Octavio Paz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518383339

Category:

Page: 175

View: 7041

Fiction

Reisen und andere Reisen

Author: Antonio Tabucchi

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446252037

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 6454

Antonio Tabucchi nimmt uns mit in jene ferne und faszinierende Länder, die wir aus seinen Romanen kennen. Ob in Brasiliens Minenregion, in den Klöstern Rumäniens oder in einer unbedeutenden Straße in Lissabon, der große italienische Fabulierer findet immer wieder Anlässe über das Eigene und das Fremde, das Reale und das Imaginäre nachzudenken. Tabucchi ist aber auch ein naiver Reisender, der mit dem einfachsten Reiseführer etwa durch Indien fährt, weil gerade die Unwissenheit die verblüffendsten Entdeckungen zutage fördert: „Ein Ort ist niemals nur ein Ort allein, sondern ein Stück von uns. Etwas, das wir, ohne es zu wissen, mit uns getragen haben, und wo wir eines Tages durch einen Zufall ankommen.“
Fiction

Schwere Wetter

Roman

Author: Bruce Sterling

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641134307

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 7273

Im Auge des Sturms Treibhausgase und Luftverschmutzung haben die Atmosphäre unseres Planeten ruiniert. Jetzt ist das Wetter unberechenbar geworden, heftige Stürme fegen über das Land und hinterlassen nichts als eine Spur der Verwüstung. Alex Unger, ein junger Mann mit schwerwiegenden gesundheitlichen Problemen, wird von seiner Schwester Janey aus einer Klinik in Mexico geholt. Er begleitet sie zurück in die USA, wo Janey und ihre Freunde, die sogenannten Storm Troopers, sich darum kümmern, die Stürme zu klassifizieren und ihre Zerstörungen zu dokumentieren. Und das ist alles andere als ungefährlich ...